Create a Significant Figures Question


There are many different types of questions that can be created within a quiz, self-assessment, survey, and question library. This tutorial demonstrates how to create a significant figures question within MyFIRE.

1.    Locate the desired course in MyFIRE.

2.    Select instructor tools from the navigation bar. 


3.    Then select course admin from the drop-down menu.


4.    Locate and select quizzes from under the Assessment section. 


5.    When the page refreshes, select question library from the quiz navigation bar. 


6.    Once in the Question Library, select new.


7.    Next, select significant figures question from the drop-down menu.


8.    If desired, give the question a title. The title displays in the question list within the question library.


9.    Add the point value for the question. The default option is set to one.


10. Choose the level of difficulty for the question. The difficulty level options are 1-5 and will be up to the instructor’s discretion. The default option is set to one. 


11. Enter the question prompt in the question text field. For further instructions on the MyFIRE editor textbox, refer to the utilize the MyFIRE editor tutorial.


12. Next, if desired, insert an image. If inserting an image, also ensure that alternative text has been entered to describe the image. Alternative text is important for ADA purposes, including screen-readers. 


13. If desired, select allow attachments to support answers to allow students to add attachments to their answers.


14. Enter the solution to the problem in the formula field. Be sure to enclose all variables in curly braces (e.g., {y}/{x}). 


15. Select the number of significant figures and the percentage deducted for incorrect significant figures


16. Select the desired tolerance by determining the level of error acceptability by typing in the units or percentage (percent of the answer) fields. 


17. Enter the type of units the students will need to solve for and receive full credit for the question (e.g., fruit). For example, if the student doesn't write fruit, points will be taken off (12 fruits - full credit or 12 - half credit) of the student’s score.


a.    Enter the percentage of the question’s value that the units will be worth.


18. If desired, choose if the answer to the question will be case insensitive, case sensitive, or a regular expression in the evaluation options.

a.    If an answer will include a regular expression, refer to the create a short answer question tutorial to review how to create a regular expression.

19. Enter the variables (e.g., x & y) used in the question. For each variable, provide a minimum and maximum value including decimal places or add a step value. A step value sets increments for the minimum and maximum values choosen for the variables. Note: The system assumes that the values entered are reduced to the highest power possible. 

a.    Add a new variable by entering the number of new variables desired and then select add variable


20. Add hints and/or feedback using the expand question hint and the expand question feedback options.


21. Select save.